Culture | 6:11 pm | October 18, 2011 | By Andrew Kahn

Beinecke acquires only known copy of lost O’Neill play


To its vast collection of Eugene O’Neill documents, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library has added another treasure – “Exorcism,” a one-act play that has been missing for over 90 years, according to a Tuesday afternoon press release. The play, which was inspired by O’Neill’s 1912 suicide attempt in a New York boarding house, »

WEEKEND | 6:09 pm | October 16, 2011 | By Andrew Kahn

REVIEW: Bjork “Biophilia” app brings it


Yearning to hear Björk sing about the harmony of our “yoo-nee-verss,” the moon, crystals, anxiety, thunder, and menstrual cycles? There’s an app for that. The eclectic Icelandic singer-songwriter has developed an elaborate iPhone application to accompany her latest album, “Biophilia” – and the results are mixed. “Biophilia” is a concept album with a capital C. »

WEEKEND | 11:52 am | September 27, 2011 | By Andrew Kahn

Science writing professor talks tapeworms over dinner


On Monday, Sep. 26, science writer and Morse College fellow Professor Carl Zimmer ’87 gave a Masters’ Tea on “Contagion” — the movie, but also the real thing (turns what happens in the movie is fairly plausible!?) Zimmer, an English major, is the author of ten well-acclaimed books and writes regularly for the New York »